Single parents are normal people too.

Single parents are normal people too.

It’s the show that everyone is talking about – BBC’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. Sublime. Captivating. Achingly good. Perfect. That’s just some of the words which have been exchanged on WhatsApp as my friends and I discuss this beauty of a boxset. The...
Coparenting in Coronavirus – part two.

Coparenting in Coronavirus – part two.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how coparenting in Coronavirus was going. I looked at the ups and downs of daily life with my four-year-old son through these most unusual of times. There had been trials, tribulations and plenty of tears – from both of us....
Coparenting and Coronavirus.

Coparenting and Coronavirus.

We all knew that things were going to change dramatically – temporarily or otherwise – as the Coronavirus spread throughout the world. Fear and uncertainty crippled many of us – myself included – about what that would mean. The world has been united in the most...
What does it mean to be a single parent?

What does it mean to be a single parent?

I count myself as a single parent. That’s because when I am looking after TJ, I am doing it solo. Singlehandedly. This is often without the presence of another human being. It’s definitely without the assistance of his dad in that particular place and time. But, for...
Growing up – do we have to?

Growing up – do we have to?

Growing up. We all do it. Some of us do it really, really fast. Some of us, like me, take their time to do it. Many of us live in denial that it ever really needs to happen at all. The Peter Pans of this world cling on to the last taste of youth and/or immaturity...